By Conrado de Quiros
Shortly before Election Day, UNA put to the front of people’s minds what has been at the back of them. The 2013 elections were just a prelude to the 2016 presidential election.
The dirt and grime of the campaign season is unbelievable. It’s so filthy that it puts into question the real motives of some, if not most, of the candidates. Are they really in it for public service? Or is it more for the perks, both legal and illegal?
By Amando Doronila
The prospects of the Liberal Party’s senatorial ticket to make a 12-0 sweep in the May 13 midterm elections further dimmed yesterday after its three front-running candidates were warned to show up at the opposition United Nationalist Alliance campaign rallies, or be expelled from the UNA ticket.
Three years after an energized electorate voted overwhelmingly for change, we are heading toward a different kind of vote: A pre-2010 kind of election, with candidacies and issues that scream, “Business as usual.”
The United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) has a surplus of applicants for its 2013 senatorial slate with Jack Enrile, Jinggoy Estrada, Gwen Garcia, Dick Gordon, Ernesto Maceda, Mitos Magsaysay, Koko Pimentel, Joey de Venecia and Migz Zubiri being mentioned in its preliminary roster. UNA also boasts of a formidable troika composed of Vice President Jejomar Binay, Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile and former President Joseph Estrada.